A Moche Sacrificial Prisoner. c. 400 - 700 ADClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Moche Sacrificial Prisoner
c. 400 - 700 AD
Reddish brown hollow earthenware with cream painted details. An extraordinary sculpture, with the naked male prisoner spread-eagled, his limbs bound with rope tied around a thick wood rack; the oversized head with vacant eye sockets, nose partially decayed and the mouth set in a grimace with lips pulled back exposing teeth and tongue. Appears to be in very good condition, visibly repaired on bottom of proper right tree limb, foreign material adhered to proper right side, one-inch square area of surface loss on upper part of proper right tree limb.
Robert & Carolyn Nelson Collection
David Bernstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Height: 9 ¾ inches
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
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